Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: About 1½ cups
This recipe has important nutrients for mom and baby, including:
Fiber is a nutrient that can help ease the constipation commonly associated with pregnancy. Whole grains — like whole-wheat bread, whole-grain cereals, and brown rice — and fruits, vegetables, and legumes (beans, split peas, and lentils) are good sources of fiber.
Vitamin C plays an important role in tissue growth and repair and bone and tooth development. Vitamin C also helps the body absorb iron. Good sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, broccoli, tomatoes, and fortified fruit juices.
Reviewed by: Meredith Parkinson, RD, LDN
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